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CLS Risk Solutions launches ESG unit headed by Simon White

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CLS Risk Solutions launches ESG unit headed by Simon White

London, 21 June 2021, CLS Risk Solutions (CLS RS), a leading property development, investment and transaction MGA, is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Unit with the appointment of Simon White as Lead Underwriter.

The ESG Unit will offer innovative insurance and indemnity solutions reassuring developers and investors that they have effective financial protection against both emerging and legacy ESG concerns. Simon White, an expert in the international environmental liability arena, will lead a talented team with diverse property risk management, environmental and data expertise, to develop CLS RS’ ESG product suite.

Simon was latterly a Director at Street Farm Consultancy Limited, having previously been Head of UK Casualty – Retail at XL Catlin (Axa XL) and Head of International Environmental Underwriting at XL. He also held environmental underwriting roles at insurers including Zurich and AIG Europe.

Rob Best, Managing Director, CLS RS said: “The establishment of our ESG Unit is an exciting development for CLS RS. By building a dedicated ESG insurance offering, we will allow the property market to effectively respond to the challenges and opportunities of the ESG environment, confident they have outstanding insurance cover backing them. Simon White is a highly talented and experienced underwriting leader, with an impressive track record in the environmental insurance sector and is surrounded by a team whose industry insight and expertise will prove invaluable as we establish and build out the ESG Unit.”

Simon White, Lead Underwriter, ESG Unit, CLS RS added: “CLS RS has an excellent track record of delivering innovative and relevant insurance when and where the market needs it, and ESG is right at the top of developer and investor agendas today. The expert team we have assembled will deliver on the growing expectations of the ESG reporting era and the stand-out client experience and innovative insurance strategies for which CLS RS is renowned.”

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